get the word

get the word

Fig. to receive an explanation; to receive the final and authoritative explanation. I'm sorry, I didn't get the word. I didn't know the matter had been settled. Now that I have gotten the word, I can be more effective in answering questions.
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Through communication with nationally known personal financial expert, Suze Orman, we collaborated to get the word out to America that there are alternative options.
Institutions can help get the word out about these phrases, which are signs of an aid consultant families should avoid:
Afterward, Anthony told his local news station, WBAY in Green Bay: "I think it will always be a big thing getting the word out because it seems like every time I get the word out I get more and more donations to come in.
It is crucial to get the word out on the possibility of mad cow disease coming to the U.
It may well have been the content or `look' of the notice that generated the better response, but if we need to change our delivery mechanism to get the word to our members, that's what we'll do.
The important thing is we intend to get the word out to our members in the most efficient way possible.
Headquartered in Atlanta the innovative firm focuses on driving and supporting sales with on-target marketing that helps its clients get the word out and "monopolize" their marketplace.
Debra Kraus, who is launching a new campaign to get the word out to war widows on DIC benefits, recalled that she had no success in obtaining VA assistance for her husband.
Headquartered in Atlanta, with regional offices in Las Vegas, New York and Rhode Island, this innovative PR and marketing communications firm focuses on driving and supporting sales with on-target marketing that helps its clients get the word out and dominate their marketplace.
Health officials say their efforts to get the word out may be paying off.
Avalos, Bores and LiVecchi's manuscript is just another step in our efforts to get the word out about PNT, and the versatility this approach offers in managing primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertensive patients.